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Thiele: Pioneer in Statistics

Steffen L. Lauritzen


Thorvald Nicolai Thiele was a brilliant Danish researcher of the 19th century. He was a professor of Astronomy at the University of Copenhagen and the founder of Hafnia, the first Danish private insurance company. Thiele worked in astronomy, mathematics, actuarial science, and statistics, his most spectacular contributions were in the latter two areas, where his published work was far ahead of his time. This book is concerned with his statistical work. It evolves around his three main statistical masterpieces, which are now translated into English for the first time: 1) his article from 1880 w ... More

Keywords: astronomy, University of Copenhagen, Hafnia, mathematics, acturial science, statistics, Kalman filter, cumulants, binomial experiments, linear normal model

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780198509721
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198509721.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Steffen L. Lauritzen, author
Professor of Mathematics and Statistics, Aalborg University, Denmark